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HONOLULU — A Big Island firefighter is accused of lying to a federal grand jury about his relationship with the Honolulu deputy prosecutor in the fraud and corruption case against her and her police chief husband. Documents filed in federal court Monday claim Katherine Kealoha paid for hotels and airline tickets with money illegally obtained to fly Hawaii County firefighter Jesse Ebersole from Hilo to Honolulu. SENT: 230 words.


HILO, Hawaii — Much of the Big Island's west side experienced drier conditions than normal last month, creating concerns for the area's coffee farmers. The National Weather Service's June rainfall report indicates that the Kona coffee belt had unusually dry conditions during the time of year when the west side should experience an uptick in rainfall, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday. The island's east side was largely wetter than normal. SENT: 290 words.


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